Jeff Coughlin represents Bremerton City Council District 3 which includes the Downtown area “Harborside”, Manette (bounded by NE Stone Way and Jacobsen Boulevard), and Evergreen Rotary Park and Kitsap 9/11 Memorial.
Jeff is serving his first term though 2025 and is the 2023 Council President.
In 2023, Jeff serves on the LEOFF 1 Police Pension Board. He is a member of the Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council (KRCC) Executive Board and Kitsap Economic Development Alliance (KEDA). He also serves as the alternate for the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) Executive Board, PSRC Transportation Policy Board, PSRC Growth Management Policy Board, and PSRC Central Puget Sound Economic Development District Board.
Council Member Coughlin was awarded the Certificate of Municipal Leadership in July 2023 by the Association of Washington Cities. The CML Program provides elected officials “with the knowledge they need to effectively operate within the law, plan for the future, secure and manage funds, foster stronger relationships, and work to build more equitable communities.” To earn this certificate, the elected official attends AWC sponsored workshops across these competency areas: 1) Roles, responsibilities, and legal requirements; 2) Public sector resource management; 3) Community planning and development; 4) Effective local leadership; and 5) Diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Jeff will make “communication and collaboration” with constituents his top priority while in office; and will advocate “to use revenue resulting from the growth to improve our streets, parks, utilities, and critical community services.”